Herbal oils / Mixed Herb Oils
Mixed herb oils or herbal oils are preparations in which oil is boiled with decoctions and pastes of herbs . This process ensures absorption
of the active therapeutic properties of the herbs used. Mostly oil
soluble fractions of these herbs are collected in this process of
manufacturing. Some fine particles of the herbs remain suspended in
these therapeutic oils even after filteration and the valuable
properties of the insoluble fractions are also available for use through
these mixed herb oils.
Method of preparation:
Ingredients used are :-
- Oil which is used as a media( sneha dravya ).
- Paste of herbs ( kalka) ; and
- Liquids which may be one or more, like decoction,juice.etc. in Ayurveda it is known as
drava or qwatha . Normally crude sesame oil is used as sneha dravya, though occasionally castor oil and coconut oil is also used either in parts or in full.
As per Ayurveda , unless otherwise given for any
specific Ayurvedic oil , the ratio of the three components are, kalka (
paste of the herbs ) one part, sneha dravya Base oil - media oil ) four
parts and drava ( liquid- decoction or juice of the herb ) 16 parts.
The general process is that herbs are ground to get coarse powder (mesh
size 40) and mixed with just sufficient quantity of water to get a pasty mass to obtain the kalka ( paste of the herbs) . The
raw or powdered herbs (mesh size 10-30) is moistened with water and
boiled with 16 times by volume of water to that of herb quantity and
continued boiling to reduce the volume to one forth. The decoction is
strained using a muslin cloth to obtain the qwatha ( decoction) .
Sesame oil is taken in a vessel
and heated for some time; mixed the pasty mass and the aqueous
decoction together. This mixture is boiled on mild fire with stirring to
avoid kalka ( pasty mass) to adhere to the vessel and boiling is
continued till all the water evaporates.
stage , the preparation is carefully monitored more often to ensure that
the paste does not get charred and stick to the bottom of the vessel. A
small portion of the paste is taken out with the ladle and examined
from time to time to ascertain the condition and the stage of the
cooking (paka) .
Well-cooked oil does not have any residual moisture (less than 0.1%). The oil is strained while warm through muslin cloth and allowed to cool.
Different types of cooking is recommended for different use as per Ayurveda.
Mild cooked mixed herbal oil is for inhalation therapy .
Moderately cooked oil is useful for massage of the body and enema therapy .
The over cooked oil is useful for hair and head massage.
Perfumes and essential oils:
We do not add any extra perfume or essential oil to enhance the aroma of our therapeutic oils .
Vessel for cooking:
It makes a difference of the choice of the vessel to cook the oils. We use heavy copper vessels for cooking therapeutic oils.
But , if some ingredient to be used in the manufacturing of therapeutic oil is sour in nature, we cook that oil only in heavy 316 steel vessel.
Moreover, our vessels to cook oils are double walled with space in between to let the steam pass. This is more hygienic and prevents the charring of the paste at the bottom of the vessel.
In classical Ayurveda, charcoals of different types wood are prescribed and we use them as per mentioned in the classics.
Inorder that the therapeutic oils at Herbsforever retain their potency and efficacy , we use food grade quality glass containers to preserve oils.
It is well known that vegetable oils show
degradation and development of rancidity due to heat and exposure to
moisture. In the process described above both these factors are involved
intensely for long periods, up to 5 days . The processes are energy intensive involving lot of boiling and cooking, and hence add to cost of processing . Extraction of herbal components in to the sesame oil, role of using herbs in both pasty form and decoction form donot show any changes in the property of sesame oil . When the physico-chemical properties, including chromatographic profiles, extraction of herbal components in to the sesame oil were observed , sesame oil was found to be stable .
Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda
- Natural herbal nervine & body massage oil.
- Helpful for people regularly exposed to stressful conditions.
- Useful to neutralize the unhealthy effects of environmental pollution on mind.
- A support for circulation.
- Particularly used in Panchakarma sessions
- .Helps to support for comfortable feeling after heavy work load.
- Support for natural strengthens the nerves.
- Support for blissful sleep.
- Helps to support both physical and mental health.
Other Benefits as per Ayurveda
- Useful for joint and muscle massage.
- Support for healthy muscle function.
- It can be use as nasal drops for healthy nasal passage (only under the recommendation of expert Ayurvedic herbalist). Better to touch this oil inside the nose with finger.
- It can be used for Abhyanga (full body massage in a specific direction) for healthy circulation.
(For Massage & External Use)
As per Ayurveda
It helps to balance the all three doshas i.e. Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water). It is a natural herbal nervine and body massage oil. It helps to support for healthy functions of shiro region [head region]. It is also used for Abhyanga (massage with oil in a specific direction). It is a mixture of natural three herbs which helps to fight with nervousness, tensions, stress and support blissful sleep.
It helps to neutralize the unhealthy effects of environment on mind and body. It also support for restful sleep.
Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemicals fertilizer, pesticides & preservatives.
Sesame Oil used as base oil. Mechanically cold pressed and double filtered in muslin cloth without heat so that it retains all the well balanced nutrients in the oil; many would otherwise be lost. Sesame Seed Oil(Sesamum Indicum) Processed with decoction of:
Khareti(Bala, Sida Cordifolia), Camphor Oil (Cinnamomum Camphora).
DIRECTION FOR USE
For Panchakarma and Sirodhara, use warm. Gently drip in a stream onto the forehead, to relax the nervous system and balance the prana vata (air), the dosha (humor) that exerts control over the brain.
For use in body massage (Abhyanga), always massage in an upward direction.
As a Body Massage Oil
Patiently apply "Sirodhara Oil" over the whole body and massage gently for 15 minutes beginning at extremities and working toward the middle of the body. Use long strokes on the limbs and abdomen and chest in broad clockwise circular motions. Wait for 30-45 min to cool the body then take bath with warm water.
After massage keep the body part covered with cloth. Its use is preferred at bedtime. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning. Continue daily use at least few months.
Avoid contact with cold weather immediately after using this oil. The body should be covered with clothes immediately after using this oil. If you are going outdoors remove oil with a towel and dress warmly the part of the body that the oil was used.
Caution:Keep hands away from the eyes until you have properly rinsed off hands with soap and water. Keep away from the reach of children. Store in a cool dry place with tightly closed lid to avoid moisture. No refrigeration needed.
For External Use Only (100% Ayurvedic Oil)
For healthy hair protein is very important. So eating adequate amount of protein is essential. Daily exercise which improves the blood circulation; egg yolk, dried beans, dried fruits, whole grains, milk, nuts, lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables are beneficial.
Foods to Favor
High Protein, Rich Diet like Cereals, Beans, Soybean, Cheese, Milk, and Eggs should be consumed. Increase consumption of green vegetables, "Amla" (Indian Gooseberry), Seasonal Fruits, Sprouted Black Gram (Lentils) and Wheat, Nuts, Coconut and Apricot.
Foods to Avoid
Spicy, Hot Food, Excess use of citrus or Acidic food, Alcohol, Drugs, Tea, Coffee and Cold drinks.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Maintain proper hygiene.
- Take Triphala powder or Amla daily to maintain morning regularity
- Avoid for long exposure to sun.
- Use of cosmetics should be limited.
- Avoid excess sea food or non-vegetarian food.
Healthy Tips as per Ayurveda:
- Nutritional diet and Regular sleep.
- Ashwagandha like herbs also help to neutralize the unhealthy effects of daily fast life.
- Use Amla powder for hair health.
- All these dietary supplements contribute to Hair health.
Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should use under the advice of health care provider.
Color, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
- Unflavored, Top quality-control standards in the industry.
- Used historically by natural healers and many herbalists
- Non Synthetic
- Natural solution
- Cruelty free
- Checked for Heavy metal standards
- Suitable for all
- 100% Pure.
- Direct from the manufacturer
- Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
- Doesn’t contain added synthetic color, harmful chemicals like Silicon or preservatives
- Unrefined, hexane free, paraben free.
- For external use only.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
Authentic Ayurvedic Oil in respect to ingredients, quantity and preparing method as per classical text books
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
- Agharkar S P. medicinal plants of Bombay presidency. Pbl.scientific publishers.Jodhpur.India 1991; 194-195. Annonyms.
- Compendium of Indian medicinal plants. :Vol 4. 1985 – 1989; 674-676.
- Annonyms. The Indian materia medica: With Ayurvedic, Unani and Home remedies. vol III ;1134-37
NOTE: This formula has been approved by department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidences as well as classical reference of each ingredient by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.
GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.
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